Considering the number of players who reach the bigs and play there, 33 players is an extraordinarily exclusive club.
Cabrera, one of the best hitters of our generation, is at 2,999 after a three-hit performance on Wednesday.
The Tigers know that he can make history at any minute, so they are teasing and playing with their fans on social media.
“Roll call: Who called in “sick” to work or school today?,” they tweeted, hilariously, on Thursday afternoon.
Roll call: Who called in "sick" to work or school today?
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 21, 2022
It may seem as a joke, and it is, but is that really an outrageous thought?
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If someone had the chance to take a day off, sit back, and watch an extremely talented hitter make history, they surely took it, especially against a lefty pitcher in Jordan Montgomery.
In fact, look at some of the responses of the tweet.
“Did I just schedule a Zoom interview with a high ranking state official with the stipulation, ‘I can do anytime between 12:15 and 4 PM, as long as Miguel Cabrera is not up to bat?’ Yes. Yes I did,” reporter Eric Lloyd tweeted.
Did I just schedule a Zoom interview with a high ranking state official with the stipulation, “I can do anytime between 12:15 and 4 PM, as long as Miguel Cabrera is not up to bat?”
Yes. Yes I did.
— Eric Lloyd (@EricLloyd) April 21, 2022
Cabrera is a celebrity in Detroit, and yes, even though the team hasn’t been competitive in a while, they love Miggy, and are looking forward to watching him get this cool accomplishment.
Not a lot of players are capable of being consistent, talented, and determined enough to get 3,000 hits at the highest level.
Cabrera will get them, sooner or later, and the whole baseball universe is rooting for him.